Black has just moved pawn to c5 challenging the centre. But White can take advantage of a weakness in Black’s position.
🤔How ? Play the game
* Who was this ?
'a chess prodigy, he is considered by many one of the greatest players of all time, widely renowned for his exceptional endgame skill and speed of play' Read
😲 Video - 5 combinations from his games (4:13 min)
- test yourself by pausing at the start of each
... has been playing chess since the age of five years and eight months, following his father's purchase of a second-hand chess set at a jumble sale. In August 1999, Howell (aged 9) became famous internationally when he broke the world record for the youngest player to have defeated a Grandmaster in an official blitz game.
🤔 White to move. What move did David make ?
Play this game (10 yrs old)
🙂 Video - David using the interference tactic (3:24 min)
I remember trying desperately to keep my emotions in check, feeling like I was going to explode while my opponent’s hand hovered over the c-pawn, and just not believing it was possible...
* David Smerdon - Australian grandmaster (playing U12)
White's game looks hopeless with Black to move.
🤔 Why was ... c3 disastrous for Black ? Play
😲 Video - One of the greatest swindles in chess (5:47 min)
👍 Tactics - list of 56 tactics with diagrams (ChessFox)